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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

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231 Reviews
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Reviews: 231
Hads: 737
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 21
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: joe1510 on 05-11-2009

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Photo of DaveBar
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $2.50 or so for a 330ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a whiskey glass.

A- Opened a bit too well foaming all over. Nice cloudy appearance

S- Here is an example of yeasty yeast. Wow this one has a bite to it. Nice citrus nose

T- Bang as usual for a nice sour Saison. Definitely has a coriander underlay

M- Pretty good. Noting special though

O- Very good. Will buy again. Nice to have this level of yeast on the tongue every once in a while.

Food Pairing

This nice little Saison paired well with.... Sushi! I rolled a wonderful dragon roll and it paired well


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Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 can stamped AA-114-08:41. Sampled on March 8, 2014. I saw this in both the expensive bottle and the cheaper can and went with the cheaper can.

Golden yellow pour with some cloudiness but otherwise fairly clear. Quick-lived white fizzy head and moderate carbonation.

The aroma brings out a meaty-fruit character and more precisely peaches. It feels like it is going to be very juicy. Otherwise I get some biscuit malts, light yeast, and little to no hop bite.

Light to medium body but overall refreshing.

Aggressive biscuit malt and peach character at the start and some vague pepper and spice in the background. Clean finish. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of bmwats
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33 cl can into a teku.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles pretty quickly, but leaves a foam blanket and some nice beer ring lacing.

S: Yeast, with very light hints of orange citrus.

T: Yeast, apricot, orange, banana, and a touch of raspberry.

M: Light and bready. Pungent finish that lingers on the palate.

D: Almost sessionable, but a little too bready.

Atmosphere is pretty nice. Decent head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is yeasty with various fruity components. Yeasty, with tropical and citrus fruits. Very bready. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: a big and solid brown 750mL bottle with a classic old-school label. Looks like quality.

Appearance: pours a vibrant, hazy amber yellow with plenty of fine carbonation. Plenty of small floaties racing throughout the profile thanks to the spritzy carbonation. A white fluffy head hangs around the one-finger mark for a couple of minutes before settling to a solid ring. Almost no lacing. A great looking beer.

Aroma: quite mild on the nose - some bread malts, orchard fruits and mild spice. Not really all that much to it.

Taste: an astonishing saison. Belgian yeasts, orchard fruits - specifically apples and pears - pepper, spices and some astringent citrus. A true pleasure.

Aftertaste: flavours hang about for quite a time. A good sessional beer, but also something that one could share and chat for the evening on the back deck.

Mouth feel: perhaps a bit too spritzy for the style. Very easy to put back, which is a bit of an issue when it is 6.5% ABV and AU$13 a bottle. None-the-less, good drinking.

Overall: not the best Saison I have had to date but still a pretty darn good beer. When the price of AU$13 a 750mL bottle is taken into account, I'd say this one goes pretty close to the top.

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Photo of LI_PO12
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Hazy golden with not much head despite a fairly aggressive pour

Aroma- Very phenolic, funky yeast, pepper, apple and pear esters, bready malts, slight herbal hops, slight booze

flavor- Bready malts, phenolic funk, less fruity in the flavor, clove, slightly tart and some booze, strange aftertaste

Mouthfeel- A bit heavy for a saison, but not bad, ok carbonation

Overall- Not sure how old this is maybe a fresher version is better, but I wasn't thrilled with it. Its not bad by any means and worth a try but I've had many better saisons.

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Photo of anarchia
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very hazy orange with a sudsy head, not a lot of lacing left behind. Head retention is somewhat lacking. Strong and confusing aroma with lots of flavors I can pick out and probably a lot that I'm missing: apples, honey, lemon, coriander, oranges, heat from alcohol. Taste is not my thing but may be yours. Heavy on the black peppercorn, which I'm not a fan of in Saisons or any other beer, some coriander and nutmeg (very spicy in general), pear, banana and other more subtle fruit flavors behind all that spice. Finishes dry but with a very weird aftertaste to my buds: soapy, which is a bummer. There are probably people out there who would appreciate this beer a lot but I am not fortunate to be one of them.

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Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Some floaties are present. Smell has some fruitiness to it. Taste is yeasty, some spice, fruits, a touch of alcohol, pretty flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good brew.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which seems to be receding rather quickly. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a hazy, pale amber which appears as cloudy, golden straw when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Nothing overwhelming but still quite nice. Notes of apple surface first, followed by some banana and cloves, a little bit of Belgian yeast. There is also a subtle perfume/floral quality to the aroma- it reminds me a bit of fresh laundry. These fade with apple and banana being left behind as the dominant notes. Subtle but nice.

Taste- Fairly strong taste of Belgian yeast- complete with spice, perfume, and floral characteristics. Lots of cloves. The banana and apple of the nose get really buried- this beer is much more of a phenol bomb. Some pepper and other spices on the finish. There isn't much of a linger- the finish is pretty dry. Some citrus (mostly lemon) starts to appear after subsequent tastes. Some melon and peach notes seem to mix with the overarching clove profile. Seems to be a decent saison but I do prefer much less clove. An above average beer but a mediocre saison. Slight astringency to the overall flavor profile. Doesn't really detract though. Fairly enjoyable beer- it simply seems lesser in comparison to the great saisons out there.

Mouthfeel- A light more than light bodied with a slight tinge of syrup. Light carbonation. A bit of a dry finish.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing once the cloves start to mellow. The price was pretty reasonable (I think)- 2 to 3 bucks a can? I could see buying it again.

Overall- Above average to good beer. Nowhere near best in style but definitely with in the parameters. Worth a try, especially if you are looking for a budget saison. Though, I might try out Stillwater for that. Could see myself buying this again.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy orange/light brown color with a one-finger head that slowly settles
S: Malty, a bit sour, a bit herbal
T: Matches the nose- mostly malts with hints of herbs & a touch sour
M: Medium-bodied, a bit of carbonation
O: Tasty but nothing particularly memorable

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Photo of Fuzzycranium
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

wonderful tall 11.2 ounce can. Appearance is is straw with good carbonation and moderate white head. Lots of small carbonated bubbles. Aroma is fruity/flowery/boozy. Love the mouthfeel as it seems like the carb continues or maybe even increases. Flavor moves from citrus tang through warming clean dry crisp finish.

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Photo of corby112
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with a half finger off-white head that immediately fades. Poor retention with minimal to no lacing.

Slightly earthy, musty aroma with a blend of peppery spice, bread/yeast and light fruit esters. Farmhouse funky yeast with grass, straw and barnyard along with pepper, clove, banana bread, and apple. Opens up nicely after warming to an appropriate temperature.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with soft carbonation and a zesty, peppery spice presence that lingers over the subtle funk, yeast and light fruit notes into a slightly dry finish. Strong spice character up front with pepper, coriander and ginger flavor which is nicely complimented by sweet citrus rind toward the finish. Slightly dry and earthy farmhouse presence with grass, straw and very subtle funk. Decent bready yeast character with banana and minimal bubblegum flavor. Sweet ester-y light fruit notes towards the finish, notably apple and pear along with tart and crisp lemon/citrus peel. Well balanced decently complex with a well masked ABV. Refreshing and very easy to drink. Another solid beer from this under appreciated brewery.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL narrow can into a tulip.

Appearance: murky light-golden hue. Head is a finger of pillowy ivory foam. I think it looks quite nice.

Smell: the aroma is quite light, with a little bit of sweetness and a little bit of funk. There is also a slightly fruity element here. I like the composition, but the intensity is a bit light.

Taste: funky, earthy and a little buttery. Hops are apparent here where they weren't in the aroma; earthy and almost minty. There's definitely a lot more flavor here than the aroma would suggest, but I find it a bit muddled and imbalanced. It's not bad, but it could be better.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, well-integrated carbonation that yields a nice, mouth-filling creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this beer has an interesting flavor profile, but I don't see myself going back to this well anytime soon.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a Cora supermarket in Luxembourg. Cloudy golden-orange pour with a beautiful three finger fluffy white head with great retention and decent lacing. Nice citrusy, earthy, complex nose with hints of grass, pear, yeast, banana, lemon, biscuit, caramel, and some subtle orange and clove. The taste follows suit with lots of complexity as well. Hints of white pepper, lemon zest, pear, caramel, Belgian yeast, grass, orange, clove, and some subtle barnyard. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing and incredibly drinkable, getting more enjoyable as it warmed. Overall, I'm kicking myself because this is one of those readily available and affordable beers that you sometimes just take for granted. I'm not a huge fan of Saisons, but have recently been exposed to some really good ones. I'll definitely be stocking up next time I'm in Belgium!

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Photo of Libationguy
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark amber color with yellow and amber hues. Off-white 2-finger pillowy head. Medium+ retention with spotty lacing.

Banana, clove, melon, citrus zest, clean malt, buscuit, mild mustiness.

Banana, clove, melba toast, very mild hop bitterness.

Medium+ bodied, but thins out slightly in the mid palate before picking up again in the finish.

Nicely balanced with a long finish. Alcohol is well integrated in the beer.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1PT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Bottled in 2012 according to the cork

A - It is amber. Actually, it is almost orange with golden highlights. Like most saisons, I poured about three quarters of a glass of off-white head.

S - I get some spicy Belgian yeast. I smell some pear, too.

T - The taste is spicy and has banana and clove. I notice a little of that pear, as well.

M - It has a champagne feel.

O - This is a nice saison. It is kind of lackluster in flavor, but it is still decent.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. can, with a freshness code printed on the bottom. Definitely not about to look it up. My first encounter with this brewery and this beer, saw a single can at the local beer store. Trying to expand my palate for Belgian style beers, so here goes.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a nice bright hazed peachy orange colored body with about two fingers of creamy fluffy white head on top.

S - The nose is surprising. Nice earthy caramel malt presence, crisp citrus / pine hop presence, some lemon peel, grainy corn / wheat smells, and some herbal spice rack notes.

T - Taste is a different story, with not nearly as much pine hop presence. More of an earthy maltiness, grainy corn, and lager yeast reminiscent of some India imported lagers I've had before. Not really getting any of those traditional Belgian elements like banana, clove, or funk at all.

M - Feel is crisp and clean, with a bit of of a sticky sugary sweetness lingering on the palate. Bit of a coppery / metallic aftertaste.

Overall, not a bad beer by any means, but probably not a very traditional saison based on my experience with the style, and not exactly high on it's delivery of flavor and complexity. Still, it is a well crafted and approachable beer, and I look forward to trying more from Belgium's Brasserie St. Feuillien.

St. Feuillien Saison ---3.5/5

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Photo of Billolick
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gotta love canned Belgian beer in the summer weekend cooler!

Pours hazed and dull looking apricot, the off white head is not long lasting, but does leave a layer of low sheeting and a fine bubble film.

Fruity nose with some coriander and mild spicing.

On the palate this is a weird one, good thing saison is such a broad ranging style...I get a variety of flavors with pepper, corainder, licorice, allspice, and ripe fruit all coming to mind.

Moderate hops tightining up things in the finish.

Not my favorite saison but still happy to have given it a try.

Went pretty well with some minerally raw clams.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Wurstküche in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Is there a doctor in the building? Cause this beer done knocked Raul out! (like when his baby mama told him that she was expecting). Like Raul's backyard after he uses the John Deer, this damn son of a gun is clean! Like, Natasha Barnard after a shower "clean!"

Raul is intoxicated...

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Photo of thecheapies
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From can to St. Feuillien goblet.

Pours a hazy pale orange-golden color with a thin head that fizzed away to a ring.

Muted yeast esters with notes of tart orange and assorted citrus. Almost has a mild hop character in the nose, but with a saison yeast and sweet malts, to boot.

Reminds me of their tripel with clove and coriander notes and esters of citrus and faint banana. Almost BPA like in the fruitiness, but the farmhouse yeast pushes bold wintry spice and piquant notes. There's a portly malt base with both barley and wheat. Finishes a little tight; tight, in that it's strong and roughly short. Carries over with more spice and a fusel chime. Really dries out, however. The carbonation is rewarding, because this beer has a bubble that dances across the tongue. Not big, just coarse, but still barely medium. The body is a little swishy. Okay mouthfeel.

Not the most fantastic saison in the Belgian group. Enjoyable enough. Has great tone.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack the tab and pour a brew of muddy straw brown coloring into our Founders snifters. It holds a one and a half finger tall head of fat, creamy white bubbles, showing proud retention. This leaves globular spots of lacing dripping all around the glass. A thick haze permeates clarity, and soft flecks of lacing float towards the bottom. The nose is fresh and very Belgian, with wheat, powdered pales, sweet strawberry-lemon fruitiness, biting straw, mineral, and strong banana esters. With warmth comes zest of citric hops, tarter and slightly soured yeastiness and funky must, tinny metallics, clovey phenols, orange rind, freshly cut green grassiness, acorns, and fusel booziness. Our first impression is that the flavoring blends well, and is very refreshing and drinkable. As we sip, the taste opens much like the nose, with forward graininess of musky wheat and dusty pales, tree bark and moss, sweet apple fruitiness, clover honey, lemon rind, lemonade sugars, resiny and grassy hops, and chalky yeasty metallics. The middle peaks with rooty, planty greenness, white sugars, bittered pale malts, baker’s yeast, citric hops, fresh ginger, clovey bite, and phenolic plastics. The end comes with biting metallics, medicinal phenols, chalk, whole clove, pale and heavily wheaty maltiness, that same Belgian yeast injection, aloe and green leaf resins, sweet banana esters, grassy hoppiness, mineral, and warmed pumpernickel toastiness. The aftertaste breathes of green grape skins, gravel, juicy Belgian yeast, cinnamon sugar, wheat breadiness, dust and musk, bittered pale toast, astringent chalkiness, sweet browned banana fruitiness, continued bitter pale malts, plastics and vinyl, and lemon balm herbals. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is light to medium. Each sip gives soft slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. The mouth is heavily coated, but quickly drips to an extensive, diffuse dryness across the entire oral cavity, with chalk, astringency, and the lightest puck. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks excellently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its easy blend and straight drinkability. This is one of the more approachable saisons we’ve had to date. The whole thing is just relaxed. It comes in a can, pours an easy, calming coloring, and gives fresh, warming, and refreshingly authentic ingredients from the first whiff to the last swallow. We were, however, expecting and hoping for a bit more of a hoppy punch to balance the heavy Belgian maltiness that makes of the base of the beer, but regardless it remained highly pleasurable throughout, despite that gap. The feel is in line with how pleasant the tasting was, and only adds to its ease of drinkability, softness and palate cleansing astringency. Although this beer carries a 6.5% abv, it drinks like a lighter, sessionable ale that will keep you going through these hot summer days.

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Photo of Ri0
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 11.2oz. can into a Teku

A - A light haze peach color with a nice bubbly 1.5 finger white head. No lacing.

S - Nice Belgian yeast and mild funk with spice and clove. Hints of straw, wheat, lemon rind, banana, and some bready malts.

T - Belgian yeast, spice, banana, with some straw and funk. Wheat, light citrus and bready malt round it off. The taste is outstanding.

M - Medium to light bodied with good amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and easy to quaff on hot days like today.

O - This is a great representation of the classic Farmhouse Ale. Seems to hit all the right notes to make it quite enjoyable.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A metric can. Gotta love it.

Super yeast on this one. Earthy sweetness. Dark citrus tones. Quite robust, for the style. Consistent though. Feel is pretty good. Carbonation could be toned down a little bit. And the beer overall could be a little bit lighter and not so heavy. Still pretty decent though.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A gift from Brett, the cellarman at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh, who knows how important the furtherance of The CANQuest (TM), especially with the Craft CAN revolution.

From the Slimline CAN: "Product of Belgium"; "Belgian Farmhouse Ale".

The Crack revealed another brimful CAN and I CANnot say enough good things about the trend. The Glug created a brief finger of tawny head with low retention. Color was a hazy yellowish-orange. Nose smelled deeply of peppery coriander, along with lemon zest, musty yeast, and an herbal/flowery scent, like lilac or lily. Zounds! I am so in love with the idea that they put something like this into a CAN! Mouthfeel was thin, not watery per se, but soft and caressing. Taste was riotous with so many flavors all trying to take hold on my tongue. The herbal floweriness worked in tandem with the lemon zestiness to give it a lemon tart taste that was reinforced by the black pepper spiciness and the musty yeast. I felt like I was drinking a liquid lemon poppy muffin. Finish, as you might imagine, was bone-dry. Boy, if this won't quench your thirst on a warm, humid 4th of July, I CANnot imagine what it would take.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz. can into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head which recede into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A very yeasty aroma with nice hints of spice, fruit, and biscuit malt. Belgian yeast with a scent of funk along with some clove and pepper spices. Fruit hints of banana, lemon zest, pineapple, and orange. Hints of herbal and grassy hops. Solid malt presence with bready hints of biscuit, grains, and wheat. Sweet hints of candied sugar and honey. Has that typical musty farmhouse scent. Pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the nose, a yeasty and zesty mix of funk, spice, fruits, and bready malt. Belgian yeast with a taste of barnyard funk and notes of clove and pepper spicing. Fruity notes of banana, lemon, orange, and pineapple. Grassy and herbal hop notes. Sweet Belgian candied sugar along with some notes of honey. Bready malt taste with notes of biscuit, wheat, and cereal grains. A good combination of funky, sweet, fruity, and musty farmhouse notes. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Very crisp and clean. Smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good Belgian Farmhouse/ Saison. Solid yeasty and fruity flavor with a nice malt balance and crisp smooth feel.

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Photo of bambam2517
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light-handed Saison. Straw golden in color with very watery head, not much in the way of lacing. Very prominent honey and sweet clover in the nose, honey sweetness dominates the taste. A little on the watery side, but it tastes fresh and interesting enough. Would make a nice spring after-dinner beer.

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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.